resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour(noun)
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
A feeling of anger or displeasure stemming from belief that one has been wronged by others or betrayed; indignation.
Origin: From ressentiment, from ressentir
the act of resenting
the state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression
in a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude
in a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced
Resentment is the experience of a negative emotion felt as a result of a real or imagined wrong done. Etymologically, the word originates from French "ressentir", re-, intensive prefix, and sentir "to feel"; from the Latin "sentire". The English word has become synonymous with anger and spite. Robert C. Solomon, a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, places resentment on the same line-continuum with contempt and anger. According to him, the differences between the three emotions are as follows: resentment is directed towards higher-status individuals, anger is directed towards equal-status individuals and contempt is directed towards lower-status individuals. Resentment can be triggered by an emotionally disturbing experience felt again or relived in the mind. When the person feeling resentment is directing the emotion at themself it appears as remorse.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Resentment' in Nouns Frequency: #2876
The numerical value of Resentment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Resentment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Resentment is anger directed at others--at what they did or did not do.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
I have a high state of resentment for the conformity in this country. If you're not married and having children, it's like your life is empty or you're a communist meanie.
This can ultimately become destructive as the husband, who may feel neglected and have feelings of resentment because his needs are not being met because he’s not identifying concerns.
Societies have to provide an affirmative alternative for immigrant communities, a sense of opportunity, a sense of belonging that discredits the terrorist’s appeal to fear, isolation, hatred, resentment.
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- Abneigung, Missgunst, RessentimentGerman
- κακοφανισμός, δυσαρέσκεια, αγανάκτησηGreek
- pahameel, meelepahaEstonian
- närkästys, mielipahaFinnish
- rancune, ressentiment, agacementFrench
- 憤り, 憤懣, 憤慨Japanese
- hīkaka, hūngeingeiMāori
- возмущение, негодованиеRussian
- indignacija, resantiman, индигнација, ресантиман, negodovanje, resentiman, негодовање, ресентиманSerbo-Croatian
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